November 28, 2022

163: Investor Education and How to Manage Multi-Family in Today’s Environment with Travis Watts

Travis Watts joins us once again for another episode. Travis is a proven leader in the real estate industry, where he’s been investing since 2009 in multi-family, single-family and vacation rentals. He began investing with Ashcroft Capital several years ago and has taken part in more than 30% of the Ashcroft opportunities. After experiencing above-average communication, reporting, deal volume and performance, Travis expressed interest in joining the Ashcroft Investor Relations Team. Travis also has a background in traditional Wall Street investing and obtained a Series 7 and Series 63 license while working at a major brokerage firm with more than 400 billion in assets. He now dedicates his time to educating others in the world of investing and has made it his mission to share passive investment strategies in order to help others achieve and maintain wealth in real estate.

Today, we get some insight into investor education, diversification, and what’s happening now in multifamily. He also shares his take on navigating an environment where cash flow expectations are down, and the pros and cons of long and short deals. Tune in to find out what he prefers as a strategy!

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November 21, 2022

162: Efficiently Managing Residential and Commercial Real Estate with Cory Boatright 

Cory Boatright is back for another episode. This time, he talks to us about running two different companies that deal with residential and commercial real estate and finding a gem of a property with over 300 units of boat and RV storage. He tells us the details, how he found it, manages, and a few plans he has in store for it. Cory will also share some insights into his residential ventures.

Cory has completed over 1000 real estate transactions, owns over 430 apartment units, and sold over 100 million in real estate transactions, including 100+ unit multifamily, single-family houses, land, and private angel investments.

Tune in to find out how successful people like Cory navigate the present business landscape and learn a few ideas about how to always be on the lookout for the best deals.

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November 15, 2022

161: Finding Good Deals in a Weird Recession with Mark Jackson

It’s going to be a weird recession. In this kind of environment, we talk to Mark Jackson of InvestorComps, about the deals and if we can still get good ones.

Mark Jackson, fondly known as “MJ ” has become the go-to real estate valuation coach for investors in the US and abroad. MJ began as a young man with the desire to transform his life of poverty into entrepreneurial success and now others go to him in order to accomplish the same. 

Lean in as Mark shares important details about navigating shifting affordability, finding good deals vs sit-and-wait, and what’s going to make this recession a weird one. [Learn More…]

November 11, 2022

160: Investing in Recession-Resistant Markets with Wendy Sweet and Bill Fairman 

The complete and utter unknown of what’s going on in the market is crazy but we have to be ready for it. So today, we talk to Carolina Capital Management’s Wendy Sweet and Bill Fairman about surviving high uncertainty, volatility, fear over some kind of recession, and adjustments they’re making to operate in this space. [Learn More…]

November 02, 2022

159: Rent Inflation Vs Manufactured Housing: What are your Options ? – Glenn Stromberg

The last few months have been tough, with all of the news about sharp rent increases and the potential for them to continue rising. Several macroeconomic trends are also heating up the housing market. How will rent inflation affect your potential for investing in manufactured homes? Today, Glenn will discuss the potential risks of investing in manufactured home businesses while outlining a few steps an investor can take to prepare. By watching this episode, we encourage you to take this opportunity to start preparing for the worst and begin strategizing on how you would like to build an asset safe haven.[Learn More…]

October 24, 2022

158: Why Turnkey Properties Are Still a Good Investment with Mark de Lautour

We are excited to introduce our guest for this episode, Marck de Lautour. Marck is Founder and CEO of SBD Housing Solutions, a Real Estate Investment firm based in the Kansas City area. He has been investing in real estate since 2002 and has successfully flipped over 1,800 homes in the United States of America. His property management firm now manages over 650 rental homes. 

His investment firm specializes in delivering quality rental investment opportunities to passive investors looking to deploy their capital outside of the stock market into alternative investments. The SBD team’s mission is to help investors deploy $1 billion into Real Estate by 2030.  Marck also loves to invest in multifamily apartment complexes and has successfully raised over $10 million to deploy into assets through the Midwest. 

Listen in as Marck shares insights on what’s happening in real estate. He explains why it’s still a good time to buy real estate despite high interest rates, why investing in real estate is better than keeping idle money, and the benefits and reasons why people should still buy turnkey properties today. This episode is packed, so don’t miss it!

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September 30, 2022

157: Hard Money Lending: Underwriting, Investor Eligibility, and Common Sense with Heather Dreves

For today’s episode, we have Heather Dreves. Heather is the Director of Funding at Secured Investment Corp. She is a tenured employee that has worked in the Private Money Industry for over 15 years and held her series 63 license. Heather has been directly involved in the sale of over 100 million dollars in Trust Deed Mortgages and raised over 30 million in Secured Investment Corps High Yield Equity Funds. She has had experience in assisting underwriting, managing the Cogo and Servicing team in addition to Investor Relations.

Join us as she talks about her role at Secured Investment Corp, what’s happening in the hard money lending space, conservative underwriting, and having the capacity to serve both accredited and non-accredited investors. Tune in to know more!

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September 12, 2022

156: From NFL to Real Estate – Mindset, Success, and Consistency with Dean Rogers

Dean Rogers began his career in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers. Dean soon realized that if he kept playing his health would be at stake. After walking away from the NFL, he has been in the real estate industry since 2013 leading him to building a successful business in California. Since then, Dean has flipped and wholesale hundreds of houses and has a rental portfolio of eight figures. He is passionate about real estate and helping others learn how to build wealth and freedom.

In 2022, he created The Wholesaling Playbook to provide a resource for others that want to take their real estate investing business to the next level. The Playbook shows step by step proven systems and best practices that he uses in his active 7 Figure business.

Join us as we talk to Dean about his journey from playing in the NFL to real estate, flipping and wholesaling, learning from successes and failures, and why being consistent is truly an advantage in what he does. Definitely an episode you don’t want to miss. Tune in!

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September 7, 2022

155: The Right CFO for High-Net-Worth Families with Ryan Parson

Ryan Parson is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Sunlight Peaks. A renowned nationwide speaker and wealth strategist on alternative investing and portfolio management, Ryan has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services, insurance, and real estate industries. His unique expertise comes from an in-depth knowledge of both the traditional financial services market and alternative investments, as well as his rich history of activity in various sectors including real estate, health care, and energy.

Frustrated with traditional investments and realizing investors had very few options for private alternative deal flow or even opportunities to diversify into other sectors, Ryan began putting his own deals together. To share his offering with other like-minded, high net worth investors, Ryan combined his experience as a teacher, speaker, and financial leader to create Sunlight Peaks. They provide clients with the tools to organize their wealth, wealth planning services, access to desirable, off-market deals not available to the public, as well as exposure to industry experts well-versed in the alternative investment space and advanced financial educational topics.

Ryan speaks nationally about private and institutional capital deployment techniques, investment analysis, portfolio management, and advanced financial planning strategies. In 2019, Ryan authored “Your Money CEO: Finding Financial Confidence in Today’s Chaos.” Listen in and learn about who to trust with hard earned wealth!  

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August 29, 2022

154: Grow Your Business Without Sacrificing Family and Personal Life – Daniel Marcosusing as An Asset Class with Alix Kogan

With growth comes growing pains but today’s guest, Daniel Marcos, says there’s a better way to scale your business, reduce the drama of the operation, and maintain a personal life. Daniel is the co-founder and CEO of Growth Institute, a CEO coach for over two decades, and a keynote speaker on scaling businesses. He is a member of YPO and EO, serves as the Ambassador of Singularity University in Austin, and the CEO of ExO Education in partnership with Salim Ismail.

In 2012, Daniel and Verne Harnish partnered on this mission and co-founded Growth Institute, a leading online executive education company for C-level executives at fast growing firms.

What was once reserved for a small niche of wealthy companies is now available to all CEOs and their executive teams, effectively democratizing business education and shortening the gaps in professional development. So be sure to catch this episode. Tune in to learn more about how to scale without the drama while enjoying a balanced lifestyle!

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August 17, 2022

153:Student Housing as An Asset Class with Alix Kogan

Our guest today is Alix Kogan. Alix has been involved in real estate, construction, and development for the last 20 years. He started his career in Colorado founding his own high-end construction company and grew it to be the largest and most successful firm in Southwest Colorado. After 20 years in Colorado, Alix had a successful sale and liquidity event in late 2019. Shortly after starting his own building company in 1999, Alix started investing in real estate with single family spec homes, single family rentals, commercial and multifamily rentals. Over the last 15 years, Alix has successfully completed several townhomes, mixed-use, and single-family developments. He owns over 1700 apartment units as an LP, Co-GP and KP, and self manages his portfolio of single-family rentals as well as a small portfolio of commercial properties. In addition, Alix invests and owns a substantial portfolio of mortgage notes. Alix has had various multifamily experiences with building, owning and managing assets. Alix has broad based experience and knowledge of multiple real estate asset classes and is focused full-time on growing his private equity real estate firm. 

Today, he talks about what to look for in a deal. He tells us in detail about the underwriting process and how today’s environment is affecting pricing. Also, he talks about student housing as an investment asset and some things to remember when operating them. Tune in to find out how you can succeed in this space!

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August 1, 2022

152: A Realistic View of Self Storage with Fernando Angelucci

We are excited to have once again Fernando Angelucci, Chief Executive Officer of Self Storage Syndicated Equities. Join us as we talk about what’s happening in the self storage space. Before getting into self storage Fernando worked at Dow Chemical, a Fortune 50 company. He rolled out a flagship product estimated to gross $1B in global revenues. When he was 23, Fernando started doing real estate in the residential side with wholesaling and acquiring residential rentals. He then went on to build a multi-family rental portfolio spanning the Midwest. In preparation for the next down cycle, Fernando and the team divested from residential real estate to focus on self storage. 

Lean in and find out what he has to say about diversifying to self storage, how it does during a recession, and why investing in older facilities is probably safer these days. Don’t miss it!

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July 27, 2022

151: Inflation, Inflation, Inflation with Mike Zlotnik

Our host, Mike Zlotnik is the CEO of TF Management Group, LLC which runs four real estate investment funds. He has been a debt and equity investor in real estate since 2000. After a successful 15-year career in IT, he pivoted to real estate investing because of his passion for real estate and its predictability of outcome and risks.

In today’s episode, Mike sheds some light on the topic of inflation, especially in the context of real estate. He shares details about where we are in this cycle and with a potential recession looming over the horizon, Mike discusses some of the best opportunities in a stagflation environment. Check out this episode to get the full scoop!

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July 19, 2022

150: Why Long-Term Investing Works Even in Recessions with Ken Majmudar

Okay, so we might already be in a recession and long-term investing might be an answer, if not THE ANSWER. So, today we talk with Ken Majmudar, Founder and Managing Partner at Ridgewood Investments. Ken founded Ridgewood Investments in late 2002 to help others achieve the transformational results that he was able to achieve for himself and his family using the principles of sound long-term investing that he had learned by studying what works and what doesn’t. Their approach is based on the successful lessons taught by renowned value investors like Warren Buffett and many other great investors. 

Join us as we talk to Ken about what’s going on in the market today. He tells us in detail why he thinks we are already in a recession and long-term investing’s track record during times like these. On the same note though he does share some indicators that say the worst might not be as bad as we think. Tune in to learn more about what we see today and what you can do to prepare for it.

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July 13, 2022

149: Discount Lots’ Smart Strategy in Today’s Market with Willie Goldberg

“Preparation makes you feel pretty good about an anticipated downturn” and to talk more about what we can do in such a situation, we decided to once again invite land expert Willie Goldberg in today’s episode. Willie is a Co-founder of Discount Lots with 4 years of real estate investing experience. Prior to this, He has 2+ years’ experience in investment banking at Wells Fargo and Jefferies.

Join us as Willie takes us through Discount Lots’ strategy in relation to what’s happening out there with rising interest rates, possible recession on the horizon, stress testing their portfolio, and the best course of action when market conditions begin to change. Tune in!

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July 8, 2022

148: Stagflationary Market? Explore Alternative Investing and Infinite Banking with Chris Miles

We’re definitely in a state of stagflation and to survive this, we need really good ideas. Fortunately, Chris Miles, the “Cash Flow Expert,” Founder of Money Ripples, and a leading authority on how to quickly create cash flow and lasting wealth, appears on our show once again to share insights about infinite banking and alternative investments. 

Infinite banking can be a great capital source. It’s low risk, fairly safe, with the ability to get access to cash. Listen in as he gives us the details on interest rates, leveraging life insurance to fund alternative investments, and what you as an investor should do differently under the present situation. Don’t miss it![Learn More…]

June 27, 2022

147: Asset Classes That Might Do Well Amidst an Economic Downturn with Paul Moore

A downturn is on the horizon, that’s just how it works. You should be concerned but you don’t have to panic. Our guest, Paul Moore, shares with us ideas that could greatly help in riding out this part of the market cycle.

Paul Moore is the Founder and Managing Partner of Wellings Capital. After a brief “retirement” in his early 30s, Paul began investing in real estate in 2000 to protect and grow his own wealth. n the event of an economic downturn, should you be speculating or investing? Which assets will stand the test of time? Tune in as Paul and Mike discuss these and more! [Learn More…]

June 20, 2022

146: A Guide to Preparing for an Expected Severe Recession – Part 2 with Alastair Macdonald

One episode is not enough to cover Inflation, rising interest rates, and an impending recession. So to continue on this topic, we once again invite Alastair MacDonald on our show to talk to us about the reality of the current situation.

Alastair is an international analyst, forecaster, speaker, writer and investment consultant. He is the founder and editor of “The Parallax Report,” a subscription-based market, social and economic forecasting service for individual investors, and institutions. [Learn More…]

June 13, 2022

145: A Guide to Preparing for an Expected Severe Recession with Alastair Macdonald

Inflation, rising interest rates, and an impending recession. We wish there was good news but we will be better off if we are prepared for the worst so to give us a clear picture of what we are possibly going to face, we once again invite Alastair MacDonald on our show to talk to us about the reality of the current situation.

Alastair is an international analyst, forecaster, speaker, writer and investment consultant. He is the founder and editor of “The Parallax Report,” a subscription-based market, social and economic forecasting service for individual investors, and institutions. [Learn More…]

June 6, 2022

144: Dirty Money: Cash Flow From Raw Land with Mark Podolsky

How much can you get out of raw land? It’s different from your usual real estate investment asset but our guest Mark Podolsky (AKA The Land Geek) has found a way to maximize opportunities from raw land and create passive income. Mark is considered the country’s most trusted and foremost authority on buying and selling raw, undeveloped land within the United States. For almost two decades, Mark has been actively investing in real estate and raw land and has completed over 5,000 unique transactions.

Join us as he shares his insights about raw land as an asset. He dives deep into acquiring land and how versatile it can be during a recession. Tune in! [Learn More…]

May 30, 2022

143: How to Winterize Your Portfolio with Mike Zlotnik

Our host, Mike Zlotnik is the CEO of TF Management Group, LLC which runs four real estate investment funds. He has been a debt and equity investor in real estate since 2000. After a successful 15 year career in IT, he pivoted to real estate investing because of his passion for real estate and its predictability of outcome and risks.

Today, he talks about strategies you can use to make your portfolio more resilient and resistant to pressures and the environment, rapidly rising interest rates, and what investors can do to evaluate their portfolio. He dives deep into rebalancing and diversification, and other strategies that have done well and continue to do well. Listen in! [Learn More…]

May 23, 2022

142: Underwriting Deals in a Time of Rapidly Rising Interest Rates with Paul Kiebler

Paul is the Founder and CEO of Pepper Pike Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on delivering superior risk adjusted returns. As CEO, Paul directly oversees the firm’s strategic initiatives and its investment professionals, including the acquisitions, operations and construction management groups. Since 1998, Paul has been directly involved in the planning, construction, lease up and management of more than 25,000 apartment homes across the Midwest and Southeast, with a cumulative transactional value of over $1.5 billion. [Learn More…]

May 16, 2022

141: Building Wealth for Modern Times with Ken Van Liew

What’s the best way to build wealth at a time like today? We live in unprecedented times and changes are happening really fast. Will the old ways still work today? To find out more, we talk to Ken Van Liew, #1 International Bestselling Author of “Modern Wealth Building Formula”. Ken is a world-renowned authority on Real Estate investment and development and has completed more than $1.35 billion in development in New York City. Ken is also the Chairman of the Global Freedom Fund. [Learn More…]

May 10, 2022

140: The Importance of Risk Mitigation and Due Diligence in Successful Investing with Brandon Cobb

First-time buyers need something that they can afford to move into. That’s what our guest, Brandon Cobb, focuses on. Brandon is the CEO of HGB Capital, and an expert real estate consultant and investor. He’s also been featured in REI Wealth Magazine and Forbes. In this week’s episode, Brandon shares methods of adapting to a constantly changing market, risk mitigation, and how to conduct due diligence as a passive investor. He also shares actionable advice on how real estate investing can create passive income. Tune in![Learn More…]

May 2, 2022

139: What Makes a Great CEO Different? with Trey Taylor

The problem is CEOs are very busy doing things that other people should be doing. Trey Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of Taylor Insurance Services, Managing Director of Trinity Blue Consulting and Founding Partner of Ascend Partners, talks to us about his book “A CEO Only Does Three Things”. Doing work where a CEO is not called to do takes psychological and emotional investment, if you do that too much, you end up burning energy that should’ve been better used on what really matters. Join us as Trey shares his insight about leadership, the three things that a CEO should focus on, The ideal CEO, and the difference between a good CEO and a great CEO. An episode you need to see, CEO or not![Learn More…]

April 25, 2022

138: Your Financial Future Can Be Your Financial Present with Chris Miles

Everybody talks about how to prepare for your financial future, but what about our financial present? Today’s guest, Chris Miles, after working as a traditional financial advisor and stock coach for several years, came to a stark realization that the financial advising industry was not showing anyone how to quickly and safely become financially prosperous today. In this episode, we learn from Chris how to be better prepared for your financial future by taking care of your financial present. Definitely an episode you shouldn’t miss![Learn More…]

April 18, 2022

137: Why Virtual Family Office is the Future with Ryan Parson

This episode will change your view about managing your funds! Everyone dreams of being rich, and the desire for wealth is universal. But it’s challenging to stay on top once you’ve accumulated your wealth. Ryan Parson, a successful fund manager, created a concept called Virtual Family Office that assists wealthy families to manage their own fund. Ryan found a way to help wealthy investors keep in control of their portfolio. He created this service because he saw the need for having a personal assistant for those who can afford it. In this episode, we will highlight how the virtual family office nurtures trust by creating a global trusting environment for the wealthy families to learn about fund management. Come and join us on this astonishing episode![Learn More…]

April 11, 2022

136: How to Deal with Price Inflation and Building Successful Housing Projects with Charles Dobens

We’ve got another high-level episode for you. When you first start a project, you aren’t thinking about cost inflation and increased interest rates. But as your building progresses, you might find that you’re facing these challenges. This is where Charles Dobens comes in. He will teach you how to keep your costs down and finish your project on budget. Charles Dobens is a multi-family investor and attorney where he helps clients find solutions for price inflation and cost interest rates. He also helps multi-family investors and owners capture greater profits from their rental properties and save more money on building projects. In this episode, Charles will share his decade-long successful experience of beating housing’s inflation tide by the use of various techniques. Watch the episode now![Learn More…]

April 4, 2022

135: Economic Crises We Face and How We Can Adapt with Jeremy Roll

Jeremy rolling into the show for the third time and he brings his usual high-level insight. This time it’s all about the current geopolitical landscape and its implications for the economy and our way of life. The ongoing tensions and the associated economic uncertainty are likely taking their toll on the market. While it’s tough to know exactly how things will play out, the energy markets are no doubt greatly impacted. The economic uncertainty is causing the turn of events globally and we don’t have any choice but to face this. In this episode, the challenges people need to face from employment to mortgages, to real estate and the wages of employees as well as the working environment are discussed deeply. Whether tensions rise or find resolutions, our best (and our only) choice is to adapt. Jeremy shares principles on how we can best go about this. Watch the episode now![Learn More…]

March 28, 2022

134: Productivity Benefits of the 30-Minute Hour with Blaine Oelkers

The third time’s the charm. The unique title of Chief Results Officer means they get things done, and three-peter guest Blaine Oelkers is all about that. But how does he do it? There simply isn’t enough time in the day. The 30-minute hour is a unique productivity hack that Blaine shares in this episode. It’s all about utilizing the PDF acronym; plan, delegate, and focus. While the process may seem obvious, there are deeper nuances behind the most productive day of the year. Find out in the episode what that day is and how to best utilize them. Better yet, how can we multiply these days? Time is such a valuable asset. Once used up, you can never get it back and you cannot put it in a bank. All the more important to budget it wisely. It can be said, that there is not a more important asset to manage. Learn to free up your time and fill it with the kind of life you love. Watch the episode now![Learn More…]

March 21, 2022

133: Relationships are Important: Community First in Real Estate with Fuquan Bilal

Fuquan Bilal says the best thing that ever happened to him was getting shot five times. This life event not only transformed his outlook on life but also changed the trajectory of his career. Since then, he has never taken anything for granted. This is the key in real estate because your deals are only as good as the connections you’ve created and in any part of life, relationships matter. Keep the investors happy and keep the tenants happy, but Fuquan likes to add on a third thing, keep the contractors happy too. Fuquan believes in approaching the community first and building strong bonds that ultimately strengthen any of your deals. Catch all his insights on life and business. Watch the episode now![Learn More...]

March 14, 2022

132: The Unique Niche of Buying Land in Bulk and Subdivided Flipping with Douglas Smith

There is a market for people buying land in bulk and then turning around and selling each individual piece at a profit. It’s a fundamentally sound business because lands don’t depreciate, especially because land does not depreciate. Land assets actually appreciate over time, so the process is simple. Buy land in bulk and sell it at a higher price by adding improvements like roads and utilities. By creating subdivisions where there previously were none, Douglas Smith has built a successful business from this principle. His fund hit on such a solid and unique niche and we just had to have him on the show. As always, Big Mike dissects it all with his high-level breakdown. Watch the episode where he talks about buying land in bulk and a bit of coke to start it all.[Learn More...]

March 7, 2022

131: Leveraging Hard Money Lending and Finding Niche Opportunities with Bill Fairman

The reason we love hard money lending is that it fills a niche. And when you fill a niche, you’re entering a business with limited competition. Bill Fairman is going to share the secret sauce, where you’re working with larger companies instead of competing with their rates. This is exactly what Bill and his company Carolina Hard Money did. They stayed to their roots, found a niche, and leveraged the resources of the big players. Not every recipe is going to be perfect. Some lenders have found niches to fund loans that most traditional banks don’t or can’t fund. There’s always that possibility. There are lots of opportunities out there, you have to be a little bit creative. In this episode, we get creative with Bill as he breaks down the possibilities of the lending niche with Big Mike.[Learn More...]

159: Rent Inflation Vs Manufactured Housing: What are your Options ? – Glenn Stromberg

The last few months have been tough, with all of the news about sharp rent increases and the potential for them to continue rising. Several macroeconomic trends are also heating up the housing market. How will rent inflation affect your potential for investing in manufactured homes?

Today, Glenn will discuss the potential risks of investing in manufactured home businesses while outlining a few steps an investor can take to prepare. By watching this episode, we encourage you to take this opportunity to start preparing for the worst and begin strategizing on how you would like to build an asset safe haven.


01:10 – Business of Real Estate in Dallas
04:36 – Rent Inflation
09:05 – Investing in Manufactured Home Business
13:02 – Quarterly Mark to Market
21:06 – Steps One Can Take to Prepare for the Worst
24:34 – Closing

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